As a Columbia First-Generation and/or Low Income (FLI) student, you have the type of valuable skills that employers seek in their candidates. These skills, such as strong work ethic, resourcefulness, and adaptability, are in high demand.
A strong understanding of career resources is important to help with your job or internship search. As an international student, you will also need to be familiar with how your visa status and your program of study plays a role in your career search.
Read about the many resources available to you as a student veteran or military-connected student, including how to find employers who value military experience, create a ‘civilian-friendly’ resume, connect with a mentor, and join networking organizations.
As a student or alum who identiﬁes as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Genderfluid or Queer, you may have questions about your job search that your straight and cisgender peers may not.
The Center for Career Education (CCE) is available to students from their ﬁrst day of classes at Columbia. We encourage students to connect with CCE in their ﬁrst year to learn about our services and programs and to develop personalized career plans.
Students and alumni of color can experience unique considerations during the job and internship search and in the workplace. This may include being the only person of color (POC) on a work team, finding mentors, and figuring out how to connect with diversity pipelines in their fields of interest.
The good news is that many employers seek to increase their recruitment of women and promote and support women in their workplaces. Women, however, continue, to face unique challenges during the job/internship search and on the job.